Collinson is set to open lounges at seven US airports this year, through its subsidiary Airport Lounge Development Inc (ALD).

The Priority Pass owner said it was responding to growing demand from its members and travelling consumers, with “a significant investment in its own airport lounges and additional airport services in the US”.

Last month ALD opened a lounge at Las Vegas McCarran International’s Terminal 1, as well as a new facility at Jacksonville International.

These will be followed by lounges at Miami, San Jose (California), Charleston, Buffalo Niagara and New Orleans airports, taking the group’s owned lounges to 20 across the US.

Commenting on the news Sheryl Pflaum, President – Americas at Collinson said:

“The US is ranked among the top countries for outbound travel by international travellers. This presents the vital opportunity to learn more about consumers’ needs and produce unique airport experiences.

“Collinson is focused on transforming the airport experience for all members of its customer benefits and loyalty programmes by investing in the latest services for travellers and commercial opportunities for airport restaurants and retailers.”

Priority pass provides access to over 1,200 lounges worldwide, and recently introduced a raft of food, drink, shopping and spa offers for members, as well as trialling access to express lanes at security and passport control at selected airports.,,